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Bumble Bee Cannery Museum

39th Street, Pier 39 100, Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 325-2502
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Ranked #18 of 22 attractions in Astoria
Type: Museums
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Kent, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

wander through the old cannery building where you'll see a variety of fishing dories, cannery machinery, etc. with photos and captions on the walls telling about them. This free museum is maintained by those who worked at this former cannery. No one is on site, so its a little different from most museums. You just wander through. Glad that we... More

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Tacoma, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our first stop to kick off our Astoria weekend, and it was the perfect introduction to the city. This museum is housed in historic Pier 39, a great old structure saved from the wrecking ball, and turned into a mixed use building, with the museum being the primary attraction (although you can't go wrong with ale and grub at Rogue... More

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The displays and pictures of the past glory days that involved the cannery are quite interesting. My kids enjoyed looking at the old cannery machines. We enjoyed the old pictures of boats fishing on the river. It is hard to imagine the amount of fish that was processed here. It was a nice way to learn about the impact of... More

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Bountiful, Utah
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

There was not a lot to see at this museum. There were a few boats and exhibits but otherwise a ghost town.

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

OK, it's not polished, but then it's run by volunteers and is free. We enjoyed it. Ties in nicely with the Maritime museum (which costs $$$) concerning the fishing industry in Astoria.

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Seattle area
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This a gem waiting to be polished. It's the site of one of the early canneries in the Astoria area; Bumble Bee was founded in Astoria. There are a few exhibits, but no guides or real canning equipment to show how the place worked. There are a number of signs explaining what happened at the site. It was kind of... More

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Pompano Beach
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

i went for a coffee for breakfast, and sat there ready on the wharf until lunch. Watched the sea lions playing and listened to the hundreds a ways down serenading...the Cannery has an interesting authentic energy. Not touristy, you feel like you are just a ghost of a cannery worker there ...especially in the bathrooms.

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Southern California
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19 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is at east end of the trolley line adjacent to the Hampton Inn and on the same pier as the Rogue Brewery and a nice coffee shop over looking the river. . We enjoyed it for what it was. It was educational and interesting. An easy way to spend an hour which is about when the trolley comes back.

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Grasonville, Maryland, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

this old cannery could be so much more than just a static display that seemed like a high school's student project. if we had to pay, then we would have rated this poor.

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906 reviews 906 reviews
636 attraction reviews
586 helpful votes 586 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We arrived over the quaint wooden bridge to the Cannery Museum at 3:00 pm. Not a soul around and if not for our determination we would have missed the whole deal. Finally, I found the little door and we went inside. There were several boats on display and a myriad of written material, old machinery, and some very good history.... More

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